At a Glance: How Does Your State Measure Up—in Speech-Language Pathologists? Last month, the Leader focused on audiologists’ state-by-state presence; now we shine a light on speech-language pathologists. In 2012, 136,577 ASHA-certified SLPs served a U.S. population of nearly 314 million—an overall ratio of 43.5 SLPs per 100,000 people.? The overall ratio rose steadily during the previous five years, from 38.3 ... At a Glance
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At a Glance: How Does Your State Measure Up—in Speech-Language Pathologists?
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At a Glance   |   April 01, 2014
At a Glance: How Does Your State Measure Up—in Speech-Language Pathologists?
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 26. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19042014.26
The ASHA Leader, April 2014, Vol. 19, 26. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19042014.26
Last month, the Leader focused on audiologists’ state-by-state presence; now we shine a light on speech-language pathologists. In 2012, 136,577 ASHA-certified SLPs served a U.S. population of nearly 314 million—an overall ratio of 43.5 SLPs per 100,000 people.?
The overall ratio rose steadily during the previous five years, from 38.3 in 2008 to 42.3 in 2011. In 2012, the ratio ranged from a low of 21.6 in Nevada to a high of 69.2 in Arkansas, as shown on the map.
ASHA-Certified SLPs per 100,000 residents, 2012
Note: The population figure is from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. “ASHA-certified” SLPs hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.
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